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2014 NFL Power Rankings, Week 2: Eagles Compilation

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Where do the Eagles rank around the web?

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The 2014 NFL season is HERE which means NFL Power Rankings are back, and with the return of power rankings comes the return of the weekly Philadelphia Eagles power rankings compilation.

Here is a round-up of how various Internet media outlets have ranked the Eagles. Let's see what everyone is saying. As always, we'll start by revisiting mine first.

Bleeding Green Nation

4) The Eagles are only the second team in NFL history to trail by 17+ points at halftime and win by at least 17 points. That's special. If Nick Foles can avoid looking anything like he did in the first half against Jacksonville, I think this team will be in good shape. We'll see how they hold up with injuries to Evan Mathis (details) and Allen Barbre (details) on the offensive line. You may think this is too high for Philly but keep in mind the teams ahead of them that fell.

Last week: 7

SB Nation

4) The Eagles bounced back from a disastrous first half in which Nick Foles turned the ball over three times (fumbled twice and threw a pick), but came back from a 17-point second-half deficit to rattle off 34 unanswered points for the win. The defense performed well after halftime and shut out the Jaguars the rest of the way, and Foles, Jeremy Maclin and Darren Sproles did their part to get Philly back into it on offense. It wasn't the start the Eagles were looking for, but if the second half was any indication of what's to come, they'll be just fine, both offensively and defensively.

Last week: 7

The Phinsider

8) [No explanation.]

Last week: 7

Mile High Report

5) Early Sunday was quite fun for us football fanatics as we all got to make fun of Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles as they were down 17-0 late in the first half. Apparently they woke up, because the final score ended up being 34-17. I am grateful for that, because I suggested they might be on the verge of a dynasty and that would have made me look really stupid!

Last week: 10

Revenge of the Birds

7) The Eagles were down 17-0 at the half, and looked as if they were going to fall to the Jaguars. However, the team rebounded and put up the final 34 points of the night, and walked away with a 34-17 win.

Last week: N/A

Philadelphia Daily News

6) One half of good football was enough to beat Jacksonville, but they probably don’t want to try that against the Colts.

Last week: 6

Washington Post

4) Quarterback Nick Foles committed three turnovers and was sacked five times in Sunday’s win over Jacksonville. But despite the absence of DeSean Jackson, he still managed to do damage with the deep ball: He was 3 for 9 on passing attempts targeted 20 or more yards downfield and had two touchdowns.

Last week: N/A


4) Nick Foles had [three] turnovers last year and three in Sunday's first half. Then again, 15-of-21 for 183 yards and two touchdowns after halftime forgives a lot.

Last week: 7

4) Wasn't sold on the Packers in the cleanup spot last week. Not completely sold on the Eagles here, either. Tough to discount 34 unanswered points, though. Hey, the first 20 minutes of "Shawshank" was slow, too.

Last week: 6


5) The Eagles showed grit by scoring 34 unanswered points to beat the Jaguars. Injuries to all-pro RT Evan Mathis fill-in Allen Barbre have created issues on the offensive line that were apparent immediately on Sunday. After the early 17-0 hole, the defense settled down and built on its preseason momentum.

Last week: 7

CBS (Prisco)

8) Nick Foles started slowly against Jacksonville, which has to be a concern. He did get it going in the second half, but he looked jumpy in the first half.

Last week: 9

CBS (Kirwan)

5) The Jaguars provided a first-half wake-up call and Nick Foles responded very well. Still not sure about this defense, but for now they climb up the rankings. Darren Sproles creates a very good one-two punch with LeSean McCoy ... and Jeremy Maclin made me forget the departed Desean Jackson.

Last week: 8


6) I thought about moving them up, but top five teams don't let Jacksonville go up 17-0 in the first half. Little concerned about Nick Foles, at least Sunday's first-half version.

Last week: 6


7) Nick Foles nearly equals his entire turnover total from last year in the first half against the Jags at home, but he rallies Philly in a monster second half.

Last week: 9


The rankings range from as high as 4 to as low as 8. 4 was the most common ranking. 5.5 is the average ranking. That's up two spots from last week's average ranking of 7.5.

Philadelphia's first half struggles (see: Nick Foles) were really concerning, but it's not like they just barely squeaked by the Jaguars. 34 unanswered points is pretty impressive

The Eagles will have a chance to move up even more and/or solidify their status with a road win in Indianapolis over the Colts on Monday Night Football.